October 11th, 2011
October 8th, 2011

The press has been profoundly wrong about the Tea Party since the very beginning. Far from being a populist surge, the partisan-to-the-core movement remains completely divorced from the traditional sense of what “populism” has stood for in American politics. (Reactionary? Yes. Populist? No way.)

The Tea Party practically worships at the alter of big business and millionaires, whom the movement seems willing to sacrifice its political life for in order to protect them from paying higher taxes. That’s not populism. But trying hold Wall Street accountable most definitely is.

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October 7th, 2011
Every time I make a comment about universal, single-payer health care for the USA, the very first responses I hear from many Conservatives, members of the Tea Party Movement and most Libertarians are always about money. I find this morally reprehensible. Until we make a decision to put the health of human beings over the almighty dollar we will never conquer this problem.
October 6th, 2011

The hypocrisy is glaring

"The hypocrisy is glaring: If a twenty-something educated person has colored hair and piercings, the media can dismiss the whole movement [http://occupywallst.org]. But if a 60 year old woman from Georgia wears a 3 pointed patriot’s hat with tea bags dangling everywhere, she’s part of a serious political movement."

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Is The White House Flunking Science? 


When President Obama took office, science and environmental journalists  were optimistic that they would see an improvement in the Executive  Branch’s approach to science and the openness with which it treated that  science. The assertion in 2006 by James Hansen, NASA’s leading climate  researcher, that the Bush administration had attempted to prevent him from speaking out on the dangers caused by greenhouse gas emissions in many ways  crystallized what was often seen as a distinct lack of scientific  transparency over the previous eight years, a state of affairs that  reporters hoped would be corrected.

Is The White House Flunking Science?

When President Obama took office, science and environmental journalists were optimistic that they would see an improvement in the Executive Branch’s approach to science and the openness with which it treated that science. The assertion in 2006 by James Hansen, NASA’s leading climate researcher, that the Bush administration had attempted to prevent him from speaking out on the dangers caused by greenhouse gas emissions in many ways crystallized what was often seen as a distinct lack of scientific transparency over the previous eight years, a state of affairs that reporters hoped would be corrected.

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Support for the nation’s biggest institutions (including “the media”) has steadily declined over the last four decades, except for the military (which is silly considering we don’t “win” wars anymore, and we invade countries without moral cause).
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Support for the nation’s biggest institutions (including “the media”) has steadily declined over the last four decades, except for the military (which is silly considering we don’t “win” wars anymore, and we invade countries without moral cause).

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Fred Shuttlesworth Dead at 89 — Hard-Charging Civil Rights Figure

The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth died Wednesday, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement, and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often put him at odds with its most charismatic leader.



[Shuttlesworth] was the last of the civil rights movement’s “Big Three.” He, along with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.
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Fred Shuttlesworth Dead at 89 — Hard-Charging Civil Rights Figure

The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth died Wednesday, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement, and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often put him at odds with its most charismatic leader.

[Shuttlesworth] was the last of the civil rights movement’s “Big Three.” He, along with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.

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Occupy Sesame Street! Breaking photos from Tauntr.com

YES!

Awesome.

October 5th, 2011

Apparently Boehner isn’t alone. Turns out millions of other conservative white men (CWM’s) are skeptical of climate change science; and those who believe they have a firm understanding of global warming are even more prone towards climate change denial.

  • 14% of the general public doesn’t worry about climate change at all, but among Conservative White Males (CWM’s) the percentage jumps to 39%.
  • 32% of adults deny there is a scientific consensus on climate change, but 59% of CWMs deny what the overwhelming majority of the world’s scientists have said.
  • 3 adults in 10 don’t believe recent global temperature increases are primarily caused by human activity. Twice that many – 6 CWMs out of every ten – feel that way.

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Even in death.
liberal-life: You’re a good man Steve.

Even in death.

liberal-life: You’re a good man Steve.

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Collective Power.

Collective Power.

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When a cartoon is accurate, it’s not funny. It’s sad. (via 99vs1)

When a cartoon is accurate, it’s not funny. It’s sad. (via 99vs1)

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